The Virtue of an Investigative Mindset 

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Socrates famously said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Obviously, Socrates did not say that one cannot learn since that would sabotage his career as a teacher and philosopher. Instead, Socrates meant one could not take what he believes for granted, understanding that his “knowledge”Continue reading “The Virtue of an Investigative Mindset “

Get Angry!

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Balance is frustratingly difficult to pinpoint and maintain. More often than not we gravitate toward an extreme on either end of balance.  With anger, most will fall into one of the extremes: either one has no spine or is prone to losing control.  An example of balance can beContinue reading “Get Angry!”

Why Doesn’t God Just Kill the Devil?

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard This is a question that has been asked for centuries. If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He just kill Satan? In order to adequately answer this question we will need to look at a few different aspects of the Devil himself, as well as the attributes of God.Continue reading “Why Doesn’t God Just Kill the Devil?”

Walk With Me Through The Crowd

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Walk with me through the crowd. At times, it will be frightening, heartbreaking, disgusting, even angering. Some are in masks. Some aren’t. You see far-left and far-right extremists, assaulting each other and maybe threatening you. Past the rioters, the protesters, the grief-stricken. You even see political activistsContinue reading “Walk With Me Through The Crowd”

The Angels’ Struggle (And Ours)

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard We sometimes have a tendency to give up when we mess up spiritually. We’ll think, “Guess I blew it, there’s no point in trying now.” Guilt or frustration over the difficulty of living for God and falling short is a powerful Achilles Heel of ours. Paul describes our struggleContinue reading “The Angels’ Struggle (And Ours)”

How To Slay A Dragon

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard There’s a part in Sleeping Beauty where the Prince slays a fire breathing dragon with his sword. This is at the climax of the movie, so this entire time the story has been building up to this one, final moment. It’s pretty epic. In our lives, we have many “FireContinue reading “How To Slay A Dragon”

Satan’s Schemes

Neal Pollard Paul makes an interesting statement while addressing the successful effort the Corinthian church made in disciplining an erring brother along with the successful outcome of his having repented. He urges them to show him love, comfort, and forgiveness. The bottom line Paul gives for the urgency of their obedience is “so that noContinue reading “Satan’s Schemes”

The Rasputin Rule

Neal Pollard Very little good can be said of Gregory Rasputin. Robert Goldston, in The Russian Revolution, writes that he “was, like his father before him, essentially a rowdy peasant. He soon developed a reputation in his hometown as a horse thief, drunkard, seducer of young girls, and general good for nothing. He had no educationContinue reading “The Rasputin Rule”

Coping With Thorns

Neal Pollard Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10). He is the author of audacity, and he showed it first in Eden. He is at work today through temptation and suffering to try and dismantle our faith. He is a presence in our personal lives (1 Pet. 5:8). If there’s hurt, he’s happy.Continue reading “Coping With Thorns”

Identifying The Source Of Trouble In The Congregation

Neal Pollard One of my dad’s most memorable sermons, which he preached in more than one location, was actually a two-parter.  The first part was preached Sunday morning. Dad warned that he was going to identify the source of the problems in the congregation. He used a wipe board or chalkboard, and only put theContinue reading “Identifying The Source Of Trouble In The Congregation”